Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Beach

We haven't been to the beach in ages. Today since Daddy was going to be in Galveston for a meeting we decided to try out the beach. It was Ladybug's first time at the beach. The Boss said today at the beach was one of his best times. It was a glorious afternoon just hanging out with each other listening to the waves and feeling the cool breeze.
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Space Shuttle

Early this morning the Boss and I got up to watch the final landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on the big screen at Johnson Space Center. There were a ton of people there. It was a memorable experience. It brings tears to my eyes to think that I was part of something so meaningful.
Picture of the two of us early in the morning on landing day.

Here is our view of the big screen.

The boss in front of the big screen.

It was a shuttle packed day. Earlier in the week I booked us the final ride in the Shuttle's Motion Based Simulator. This is the simulator that astronauts use to practice launch and landing of the shuttle. It simulates the movement of being there. It is an awesome experience. I have been in the motion base simulator many times to check the stowage of all the Flight Data File but had never taken a ride. I couldn't wait to share the experience with my boys. The Boss decided he wanted to fly first. He was our Commander for launch and first landing.

Once the simulator tilted back to get ready for liftoff the Boss got a little nervous. He quickly got over it and enjoyed looking out the window and checking himself out in the mirror. His favorite part had to be talking on the headset. He even did a little singing and chanting while I landed.
Next up was Daddy. He did a great job landing the shuttle. In another life he could be a pilot. He landed at night and in a thunderstorm.

I went next. Lets just say the first attempt was a little bumpy but our pilot "Snack" told me I was overcompensating and I cleaned up my flying real quick for a super smooth ride on the second. I should have been the best flyer since I had actually gotten a chance to take a ride earlier in the week as well with some friends and coworkers. Here is a pic of me from earlier in the week. Our 4th passenger was a great pilot as well. She did such a good job that the Boss fell asleep in his seat.

It was an amazing time. We all really enjoyed it. The fact that the shuttle program was coming to an end and the final shuttle had landed that morning made it all that more special. Something we will never forget.

We were in good company in flying the simulator. Here is a quick shot of some of the famous people that have also flown. Double click on the picture to make it larger.

Thank you to Belinda & David "Snack" for flying with us.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The 6 Month Checkup

Ladybugs 6 month checkup went well. She is a healthy happy little girl. We had no issues, the doctor had no issues so it was a pretty nice checkup. She got weighed and measured. She weighs 15.5lbs (50%) and is 27.5in (96%). She is long and skinny. Today she had to get two shots. I was worried cause last time didn't go so well. This time she didn't really even notice the first. The second one she cried for a minute but nothing like last time. Thank goodness. She slept most of the rest of the day. So glad everything went so well.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

6 Months...Already?

Hard to believe that my little Ladybug is 6 months old today. Here is a quick photo journey of the past 6 months.

Birth - January 2011
Taken before we headed home from the hospital

One month old - February 2011
Taken at home while hanging out in the afternoon.

Two months old - March 2011
Taken at the Boss's first T-ball practice. It was a little cool in the evening.

Three months old - April 2011
Another lovely picture taken at home while hanging out.

Four months old - May 2011
This one was taken in the morning before daycare.

Five months old - June 2011
This picture was taken in Austin right before my first time in the pool.

Six months old today - July 2011
This picture was taken in the heat at the Boss's T-ball practice.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


• Sitting pretty well on her own
• Holds her own bottle (needs just a little help with the angle)
• Eating rice cereal like a champ (starting more fun foods this week)
• Next week she will be 6 months old
• Sleeping pretty well
• Loves to stick things in her mouth

the Boss
• Enjoying T-ball
• Just got back from his first big trip away from home (OK with PopPop and Grand B)
• Huge helper with his sister
• Can't wait for his birthday next month
• Looking forward to starting school in the Fall by the house
• Dreams of beating his Mother at "Just Dance" on the Wii

4th of July

We headed back to LA for the 4th weekend. We got to see lots of family. For the Boss I believe the highlight of the weekend was going to his Paran's house and playing with all the kids on the water slide.

A Pic of The Boss and my Niece

The Boss testing the slide

Another test slide just to make sure it was fun

Ladybug checking out the kiddie pool

My Niece and Ladybug

Family fun on the slide

A final pic of the kiddos in their 4th of July finest!
Hope everyone had a very Happy 4th of July.

We've Moved

Well we have moved back to Kids R Kids by our house. We enjoyed going to the KRK over by Bay Area. Everyone there was so very nice. We will miss them. The drive to pick up the kids now is a lot less hectic though. Here is a picture of Ladybug with her two room teachers from Bay Area.

And here is a great picture that KRK Centerpoint emailed me at her first day there. How sweet of them.

Another plus is the cameras there are new so I can actually see her and the Boss on the screen without having to guess if it is them or not.